Achieving Hearing Aid Compatibility for 100% of Cell Phones: A work in progress

Ever since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) partially modified the original exemption for wireless (cell) phones from hearing aid compatibility (HAC) requirements, consumer organizations for individuals with hearing loss have worked, through advocacy, toward the goal that all cell phones would become accessible to and usable by hearing device users. Over the last eight months, there has been both policy activity at the FCC and consensus building work between consumer organizations and the wireless industry that may achieve this goal. Continue reading “Achieving Hearing Aid Compatibility for 100% of Cell Phones: A work in progress”